Choosing to seek help is a huge decision. It takes humility, courage, and commitment to one's self. it. I consider it an honor and privilege to work with people to reach their individual goals, and, therefore strive to provide a safe, caring, and respectful space for you.
I have over twenty years of experience in the counseling field working a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, self-esteem, women's issues, along with others. My counseling style is integrative and draws upon different therapeutic approaches, including cognitive/behavioral therapy, family systems therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, trauma-informed therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). I also offer faith based counseling when requested. However, I respect that this is not for everyone. The choice is yours.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180-003568
Karen has been lovely to work with. She exudes warmth and support throughout her sessions and has made opening up to a therapist less intimidating. Karen is an empathetic, curious, and compassionate listener.
Written on Aug 29, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Great listener and very personable. She understands that with my job I am extremely busy so is very understanding if I dont respond back or schedule appointments faster.
Written on Jul 21, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Karen is a PHENOMENAL Therspist and she exercises true EMPATHY! I’m truly appreciative of her ability to weave in a Christian values and Word based scriptures during our sessions which I especially thrive from! Her objective support is very very helpful and I’m so grateful for how she is helping me sort through this chapter of my life and learn how to make the MAIN thing (me) more important in the SELF CATE Department.
Written on Jun 29, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
I truly enjoyed working with her.
Written on May 21, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Karen is very relatable and gives great insight and wisdom.
Written on May 18, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coaching
Karen is very empathetic and has a strong knowledge base. She is able to listen while providing needed information in a manner that guides me through to a better life.
Written on Apr 17, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue